Watching the Sun Rise: Day 15 of Medical Leave

So last night I didn’t sleep. I got a good, long night’s sleep on Tuesday night after acupuncture, and then on Wednesday I had a 3 pm massage and a relaxing evening but when I went to bed nothing was right – the pillow hurt my neck, I was too hot with the covers on and too cold with the covers off, my back hurt, my head hurt, and of course my mind would not stop spinning its wild wheels. I got up at 1:00 and read for a while, went back to bed at 3:30, and then got up again at 5 for good. This is the first totally sleepless night I’ve had since I started my medical leave, but back when I was working I had one every week or two, and every intensification of my fibromyalgia symptoms came along with an increase in the intensity of my insomnia.

My next lab assignment should have something to do with sleep. Sometime soon, after I’ve HAD some sleep, I’ll think of what it should be.

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